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video on syrian state tv showing bodies there on the ground, the syrian government for its part is saying that there was a battle in this area that they went in, that they captured and killed numerous terrorists. we should add that terrorist is the term that the syrian government uses to describe rebel opposition fighters. particularly gruesome. we're talking about a death toll that was reported yesterday of at least 397 people. that's according to the local coordination committees. that's the highest one-day death toll they reported since the conflict began in syria nearly two years ago and in that time, we should mention, over 40,000 people have been killed. alison. >> it really is invecredible. calling for a cease-fire. yesterday the bloodiest day yet. either possibility either side will actually lay down their guns? >> well, it looks less and less likely as each day goes by. this past week we've seen a fleury of diplomatic activity. then he went to russia yesterday. he was meeting with russian foreign minister. russia is one of the key players of what goes on in syria becaus
. the cuts, which are politically expedient, but costly to government expire in ten years time. >> both houses of congress have now passed a package of tax relief that will protect the middle class. >> when it came time for the cuts to expire, the u.s. is just emerging from the worst recession since the great depression. so president obama agreed to extend the tax cuts for two more years in exchange for congress extending federal emergency unemployment benefits. those cuts are expensive. if they're extended by 2020, the bush-era tax cuts will be responsible for more than half the total national debt. democrats insist that taxes go up for the wealthy but stay in place permanently for those earning less than $250,000 a year. >> we need to stop the job killing tax hikes, and we need to start cutting spending now. >> republicans refuse to play ball. they say no higher rates on the rich, no tax hikes on anyone. based on an ideology that calls for government to be as small as possible. the roots are as old as american politics, but today the philosophy's main spokesman is this man. grover nor
. we're still trying to get more details about this. the syrian government for their part said they went in and that they captured and killed a lot of terrorists. terrorists is the term they use when they're referring to opposition fighters. this sounds like a horrific crime that happened yesterday. we're waiting for more details to emerge in the hours to come. alison? >> it seems the rebels are gaining ground or a crackdown by syrian forces? >> essentially a war of attrition. it has been for quite a while. yes, the rebels have been gaining ground. that's according to most analysts and the members we speak with on the ground. they have been able to capture more in the north of the territory and even in and around the capital and the fact of the matter is the regime is cracking down. they continue to crack down and the regime still has the air power. very hard for the dynamic to shift dramatically why the regime has the warplanes. what we hear again and again when rebels capture a city or liberate a city and then the airplanes come in and warplanes start shelling and drive them
, but if he's a member of the taliban, it's true, maybe there's going to be somebody in the federal government that thinks we need to ask some questions of this person. >> but if you're the person here talking to the uncle and you're completely innocent, you're still caught up in this. >> you're not caught up in the sense you're going to jail, not caught up in the sense that anything bad is going to happen to you. >> thank you to brian todd reporting there. >>> we want to update you now on the investigation into the killing of two firefighters who were ambushed as they battled a fire in upstate new york on christmas eve. police have arrested the gunman's neighbor. authorities say the 24-year-old woman bought a semiautomatic rifle and a shotgun for the suspect who later killed himself. she faces federal charges that she lied to authorities. spangler couldn't buy the guns legally because he was a convicted felon. he had them with him during the attack. >>> let's talk about some weather because winter is just a week old at this point. >> what a winter it's already been. >> millions of people have
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